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  • The real reason gun control is failing

    07/09/2014 12:00:51 AM PDT · by Innovative · 58 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 8, 2014 | Ana Marie Cox
    Full title: The real reason gun control is failing. Americans are still OK with guns, and until we can change that, Michael Bloomberg's millions won't mean a thing But there is no such thing as a neutral position on guns, because there is no such thing as a neutral gun. Guns have one purpose: to kill things. They are no more neutral than a poison. Guns are not objects, and I doubt we can change the way our country deals with them by thinking of guns as merely potentially dangerous things that need to be regulated, no different than unstable...
  • Biden: ‘Tea Baggers’ Preventing New Gun-Control Laws

    07/08/2014 12:47:30 AM PDT · by Innovative · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | July 7, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Vice president Joe Biden has disparaged gun-rights advocates as “tea baggers,” CNN host John Walsh told reporters today. ... ‘They’re all scared sh*tless of the NRA, aren’t they?’” (said John Walsh) “‘John, every one of them,’” the vice president replied, according to Walsh. “‘Because the NRA will run a tea-bagger against you. . . . They’ll put 5 million bucks against you.’”
  • LAPD To Stop Complying With Most Requests To Detain People On Possible Immigration Violations

    07/07/2014 5:38:45 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    FoxNews Latino ^ | July 7, 2014 | KTTV myfoxla.com
    Los Angeles – Saying police need to maintain the trust of the community during a federal government stalemate on immigration policy, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Chief Charlie Beck announced today that the LAPD will no longer comply with most requests by immigration authorities to detain suspects.
  • California governor signs bill replacing words 'husband' and 'wife' in state law

    07/07/2014 3:57:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 7, 2014 | AP/FoxNews
    The terms “husband” and “wife” have been deleted from California’s marriage law under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The terms will be replaced with “spouse” to accommodate same-sex marriage, which became legal in the state last year after the Supreme Court struck down a voter-approved ban on it. SB1306, the bill signed Monday by Brown, takes effect Jan. 1 and reflects the legality of gay marriage after a decade of litigation. The law also removes limits on recognizing same-sex marriages performed out of state.
  • Inseparable Rescue Dog and Baby Make an Adorable BFF Pair (with lots of great pix)

    07/06/2014 12:00:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    Mashable ^ | July 6, 2014 | Dennis Green
    Little Carter has what everyone wishes they had as a kid: a real-life teddy bear in the form of an extremely affectionate and loving pup. Toby, a rescue dog, is sweet and affectionate to the toddler. The pair are undoubtedly best friends and have been pretty much inseparable since before they ever even met.
  • US company signs billion-dollar energy deal with Iran

    07/06/2014 11:23:38 AM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    RT News ^ | July 6, 2014 | RT
    US company World Eco Energy has signed a preliminary agreement to invest $1.175 billion to generate electricity in Iran. The plan is to turn solid waste into power. In April, the US Treasury awarded American-based Boeing and GE a license to sell spare parts to Iran to help the country’s ailing aviation industry. Iran needed new plane parts, as its jets have passed their service life and need proper replacements.
  • GOP left Obama no choice but to act on immigration (CNN editorial)

    07/06/2014 9:22:47 AM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | July 3, 2014 | Maria Cardona
    Since Republicans in Congress refuse to do their job and allow a vote on comprehensive immigration reform this year, Obama, on behalf of the American people, is acting on his own to address this important issue -- for the well-being of our country, our economy and the immigrant community that has contributed so much to our economic growth and prosperity and is suffering greatly from a badly broken system.
  • The Real Internal Revenue Scandal

    07/06/2014 7:03:17 AM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 5, 2014 | NY Times Editorial Board
    There is a scandal going on at the Internal Revenue Service, but it has nothing to do with Lois Lerner or her missing emails. No, the real scandal is what Republicans did to cripple the agency when virtually no one was looking. Since the broad Tea Party-driven spending cuts of 2010, the agency’s budget has been cut by 14 percent after inflation is considered, leading to sharply reduced staff, less enforcement of the tax laws and poor taxpayer service. The budget cutters are also trying to prevent the agency from performing its new job of collecting higher taxes on the...
  • Brent Budowsky: GOP sectarian civil wars

    07/05/2014 6:52:09 AM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 2, 2014 | Brent Budowsky
    The Republican Party has entered a new era of sectarian civil wars on multiple issues that bitterly divide and dangerously threaten the GOP through the 2016 elections and beyond. These intensely emotional and ideological issues create deep fissures in the tectonic plate of Republican politics, pitting warring GOP factions against each other and creating powerful strategic advantages for Democrats. A reverse realignment, which is possible for Democrats in 2016, would be achieved by subtraction if a smaller-tent GOP implodes from within while driving swing voters and demographic wave voters to Democrats.
  • Biz executives pay fines for Florida vet facing eviction over flower pot flag

    07/04/2014 4:09:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 4, 2014 | FoxNews
    In an act of patriotism this Fourth of July, a pair of business executives has paid the fines for a Florida veteran who faced foreclosure for displaying a small American flag in a flower pot on his front stoop. The two senior executives for Los Angeles-based Lear Capital had read the story of 73-year-old Larry Murphree, of Jacksonville, whose homeowners association at Tides Condominium at Sweetwater began hitting him with fines of $100 a day last year for violating his homeowners association’s flag display rules, and have offered to pay the bill which has climbed into the thousands. Along with...
  • On America's birthday, do we still believe in America?

    07/04/2014 9:09:50 AM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | July 4, 2014 | Newt Gingrich
    the Gallup numbers show that in 2006 the United States was one of the top countries in the world when it came to satisfaction with freedom. By 2013 it had dropped out of the top 25% of all countries. A country in which 4 out of 5 people believe their government is corrupt is a country teetering between a populist uprising and a collapse into cynicism, passivity, and fatalism. These results suggest we will either renew our commitment to the rule of law, the punishment of corruption and the insistence on honest self-government or we will cease to be America...
  • Rick Perry to Obama: Come to the border

    07/04/2014 9:01:42 AM PDT · by Innovative · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | July 2, 2014 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday that President Barack Obama must visit the Texas southern border to see the immigration crisis for himself. “If he doesn’t come to the border, I think it’s a real reflection of his lack of concern of what’s really going on there,” Perry said on FOX News’ “FOX and Friends,” noting that Obama is planning to be in Texas next week for fundraisers. “If the President of the United States is really serious about securing that border, we can show him how to do that,” Perry added. “But I haven’t even had a phone call...
  • Berkeley To Force Marijuana Dispensaries To Provide Free Weed For Low-Income Patients

    07/04/2014 8:49:37 AM PDT · by Innovative · 43 replies
    CBS Local ^ | July 4, 2014 | Ryan Takeo
    The city of Berkeley will require medical marijuana dispensaries to give away two percent of the amount of cannabis they sell each year free to low-income patients. The City Council voted unanimously at Tuesday’s meeting to amend the city’s medical pot rules, which would also allow for a fourth dispensary in Berkeley. Under the proposal, at least two percent of all medical weed dispensed at a club would have to be provided at no cost to very low-income members — and it must be the same quality that’s dispensed to regular paying customers.
  • South Carolina firefighters save cat from house fire (w video and pix)

    06/28/2014 3:37:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 27, 2014 | BY Nicole Hensley
    First responders found “Soldier” the cat passed out inside a burning home in Columbia on Wednesday and took it outside to save its life. The Columbia department and others across the nation equip their engines with the tiny oxygen kits for pets suffering from smoke inhalation.
  • The Democrats' best shot in Mississippi

    06/27/2014 2:20:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 206 replies
    Politico ^ | June 26, 2014 | ANNA PALMER
    Democrats were crossing their fingers that Chris McDaniel would be the Republican nominee in Mississippi. But since Sen. Thad Cochran has prevailed, they are trying to do the unthinkable — unseat a six-term GOP senator. McDaniel supporters are irate that Cochran won a GOP primary by reaching across the aisle. Now some of his backers are ambivalent about whether they’ll come out at all in November — and if they don’t, that could create a rare opening for a Democrat here.
  • Federal judge upholds Colorado gun laws, dismisses lawsuit

    06/27/2014 1:20:23 AM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    MSN ^ | June 27, 2014 | Reuters
    A federal judge upheld gun laws on Thursday introduced by Colorado in the wake of deadly shooting rampages there and in Connecticut, dismissing a lawsuit brought by sheriffs, gun shops, outfitters and shooting ranges. The two laws, passed in 2013 by Colorado's Democratic-controlled legislature with scant Republican support, banned ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds and required background checks for all private gun sales and transfers. After a two-week civil trial, U.S. District Chief Judge Marcia Krieger ruled the lawsuit lacked standing and said no evidence had been produced which showed limiting magazines to 15 rounds seriously diminished...
  • Zoo kills neglected bear cub, will stuff it for children to learn 'nature can be cruel'

    06/26/2014 6:52:23 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | June 26, 2014 | Laura Smith-Spark and Ben Brumfield, CNN
    The Dahlholzli Zoo in the Swiss city of Bern has caused a public outcry by killing a healthy baby brown bear because it was being bullied by its father and neglected by its mother. The zoo has said it will stuff and display it to teach children that "nature can be cruel." Details of the fate of the baby brown bear, known only as Cub 4, come on the heels of outrage over the killing by Denmark's Copenhagen Zoo of a young male giraffe named Marius and four lions. But criticism of the zoo's actions has focused on the fact...
  • Hospitals Now Use Consumers’ Personal Habits (from credit card purchases) To Predict Health Issues

    06/26/2014 3:36:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    Consumerist ^ | June 26, 2014 | Ashley Kieler
    By now we know that every purchase a consumer makes is added to a list detailing one’s spending and life-style habit, which is used to target people for marketing campaigns and other services. But how would you feel if that information was used by your doctors to keep tabs on your health? A new report from Bloomberg details how hospitals are using our habits such as buying cigarettes or skipping the gym to create patient profiles in order to identify those who are most likely to get sick.
  • Cat welcomes home soldier (video)

    06/25/2014 2:52:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    Fox News/youtube ^ | June 2014 | Not stated
    'In this touching video, Finn the Ragdoll cat greets his owner, Nick, who is returning home after drill."
  • This Common Drug Can Cure Baldness (Yale Univ. Study)

    06/21/2014 1:46:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    Nature World News ^ | June 21, 2014 | Brian Stallard
    According to Yale University scientists, this new novel treatment option was crafted as a way to treat alopecia universalis - a disease that leaves its victims almost entirely bare of hair. The university reports that the results of experimental testing on a 25-year-old male patient mark the first successful targeted treatment of this disease in medical history. King is the senior author of a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology that details this success. According to the study, the male study participant was placed on a daily regimen of 10 mg of tofacitinib citrate - a preexisting FDA-approved...
  • PCUSA (Presbitarian Church USA) endorses gay marriage

    06/21/2014 7:13:05 AM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | June 20, 2014 | David Roach
    The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) became one of the largest Christian denominations in America to endorse gay marriage when its General Assembly voted in Detroit yesterday (June 19) to allow pastors to conduct same-sex weddings and approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between "two people" rather than "a man and a woman." The authorization for pastors to perform gay weddings takes effect immediately and applies only to ministers in the 19 states where the practice is legal. The measure passed by a vote of 317 (61 percent) to 238 (39 percent) and was classified as an "Authoritative Interpretation" of the...
  • Stephanie Kwolek, Kevlar inventor, dies at 90

    06/21/2014 6:04:54 AM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | June 21, 2014 | Randall Chase
    Kwolek, who died Wednesday at 90, was a DuPont Co. chemist who in 1965 invented Kevlar, the lightweight, stronger-than-steel fiber used in bulletproof vests and other body armor around the world. A pioneer as a woman in a heavily male field, Kwolek made the breakthrough while working on specialty fibers at a DuPont laboratory in Wilmington. At the time, DuPont was looking for strong, lightweight fibers that could replace steel in automobile tires and improve fuel economy.
  • 'Lost' IRS emails: Get real, Team Obama, we’re not that gullible

    06/20/2014 7:14:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    FoxNews ^ | June 17, 2014 | Jay Sekulow
    Indeed, in the aftermath of this absurd assertion, the response from experts was overwhelming: The story makes no sense. IRS emails were not permanently stored on Lois Lerner’s computer alone (of course) but on servers that preserve records. They would remain there even if Lerner decided to do something outrageous like light her computer on fire in an effort to hide her criminal activity. Ideology trumps the Constitution. That appears to be the Obama administration’s political doctrine in four simple words.
  • Republicans keep pressing IRS over lost emails from Lerner, six others (Calling IT Professionals!!!)

    06/19/2014 7:08:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 118 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 18, 2014 | Stephanie Condon/
    Republicans are still pressing the Obama administration to find missing emails from former IRS official Lois Lerner and six other IRS personnel, but the White House insists they are not recoverable. "As the IRS said, I.T. professionals worked to restore Lerner's hard drive and were unable to do so," White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
  • Report: Chinese phone comes preloaded with spyware

    06/18/2014 7:11:36 AM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    AP/Yahoo Finance ^ | June 17, 2014 | RAPHAEL SATTER and FRANK JORDANS
    A cheap brand of Chinese-made smartphones carried by major online retailers comes preinstalled with espionage software, a German security firm said Tuesday. G Data Software said it found malicious code hidden deep in the propriety software of the Star N9500 when it ordered the handset from a website late last month. The find is the latest in a series of incidents where smartphones have appeared preloaded with malicious software.
  • Suspicious Person Report Prompts Lockdown ‘Safety Posture’ at L.A. Air Force Base

    06/17/2014 5:43:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    KTLA 5 ^ | June 17, 2014 | Melissa Pamer
    Reports of a suspicious person wearing a vest or backpack with wires coming out prompted the lockdown of the Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo on Tuesday. No further details were available, according to the statement.
  • Iraq crisis: Did Obama's foreign policy blunders sow seeds of disaster? (by Cal Thomas)

    06/15/2014 8:08:27 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 14, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    After the U.S. military battled heroically to liberate Iraq from Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship and to eliminate the possibility that it might become a staging area for terrorist attacks, the Obama administration has created a vacuum now being filled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an Al Qaeda affiliate, which has overrun Mosul and Fallujah, cities liberated by American soldiers. ISIS now threatens Baghdad. The administration and much of the media try to separate “fanatical Muslims” from “peaceful” ones, but the distinction is meaningless when the fanatics have the weapons and are willing to die for their cause....
  • Obama to speak at UCI’s commencement ceremony today (California)

    06/14/2014 9:34:25 AM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    ANAHEIM (CNS) - President Barack Obama is in Southern California this weekend for a visit that will include a swing through Orange County today to speak at UC Irvine’s commencement ceremony. According to the Democratic National Committee, he will take part in a roundtable discussion in Laguna Beach with about 25 supporters who will each pay up to $32,400. After the fundraiser, Obama will make his way to Angel Stadium in Anaheim to speak to UC Irvine’s graduating class. The Obamas are scheduled to remain in Palm Springs for the weekend, leaving at 10 a.m. Monday.
  • Sarah Palin Is 'Just About' Ready To Renounce Her Republican Ties

    06/13/2014 6:59:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 74 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 13, 2014 | Catherine Thompson
    News of poor conditions at a holding center in Arizona for undocumented, unaccompanied minors whipped Sarah Palin into a fury Friday -- so much so that she said she was on the verge of renouncing her ties to the Republican Party. She then accused President Barack Obama of orchestrating the "crisis" in Arizona in order to advance his own immigration reform agenda. "In this case, Obama’s refusal to enforce immigration laws and his blatant suggestion that his chosen illegal activity will be rewarded are proof of his tyrannical tactics," Palin wrote.
  • Exasperated Obama: Inability to get tougher gun laws shameful

    06/10/2014 8:45:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | June 10, 2014 | Kevin Liptak
    An exasperated President Barack Obama on Tuesday expressed new surprise and dismay at the lack of congressional action on stemming gun violence, hours after yet another American community was jolted by a deadly school shooting. Without congressional support, Obama signed dozens of unilateral executive actions meant to quell gun violence. Though broad action, like banning assault weapons or high capacity magazines, still require congressional approval.
  • EDITORIAL: Obamacare’s October surprises

    06/08/2014 6:40:23 AM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2014 | Washington Times Editorial
    In Vermont, the rate increases announced Monday range from 9.8 percent to 18.3 percent. Kentuckians will pay up to 17 percent more in 2015, and in Virginia rates will rise as much as 22 percent. These increases are the direct result of the Obamacare scheme to make health care “more affordable,” and the increases could have a considerable impact on the November congressional elections. The state-by-state drip, drip, drip of bad news for Democratic candidates can be good news for the rest of us if it encourages voters to shake up Washington. The shake-up starts with getting the government out...
  • President Obama Was Right

    06/07/2014 5:38:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 79 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 5, 2014 | David Brooks
    It doesn’t matter if Bergdahl had deserted his post or not. It doesn’t matter if he is a confused young man who said insulting and shameful things about his country and his Army. It doesn’t matter either that the United States government ended up dealing with terrorists. In the first place, the Taliban is not a terrorist organization the way Al Qaeda is. America has always tried to reach a negotiated arrangement with the Taliban, and this agreement may be a piece of that.
  • Feds say no end in sight for policy of 'dumping' illegal immigrants in Arizona, Gov. Brewer says

    06/07/2014 8:07:36 AM PDT · by Innovative · 104 replies
    FoxNews ^ | June 7, 2014 | FoxNews
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday she is “disturbed and outraged” after she was informed by federal officials that not only has the government been shipping illegal immigrants out of Texas and “dumping” them in her state, it has no plans to stop. “This is a crisis of the federal government’s creation, and the fact that the border remains unsecure – now apparently intentionally - while this operation continues full-steam ahead is deplorable,” she said in a statement.
  • Moves to clear Guantánamo gathering pace (more prisoners to be freed)

    06/06/2014 6:09:08 AM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | JUne 5, 2014 | AFP
    Moves to free detainees from the US military prison in Guantánamo Bay are gathering pace as the administration works to close the notorious jail, a top US official has said. "There are a significant number of transfers in the pipeline at various stages and I think you're going to be seeing substantial progress this year," the senior administration official said. Of the 149 prisoners still remaining in the jail in southern Cuba since the weekend releases, 78 have been approved to be freed without charge. The group, which includes 58 Yemenis and four Afghans, are awaiting transfer out of the...
  • The curious case of Bob Bergdahl’s apparent tweet to the Taliban (had ONGOING contact with Taliban!)

    06/04/2014 5:39:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 2, 2014 | Abby Phillip
    ...Bergdahl apparently published a tweet last week about Guantanamo’s detainees. Except this tweet was directed at a Taliban spokesman... “I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners,” the tweet said... And he has said he maintains constant e-mail contact with a Taliban member with knowledge of his son’s whereabouts.
  • Bowe Bergdahl’s Dad on Why He Grew That Beard (Muslim Terrorist sympathizer)

    06/03/2014 6:20:44 PM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    TIME ^ | Jun 3, 2014 | Dan Kedmey
    Robert Bergdahl said he began growing the beard as soon as he received news of his son’s capture. ...those attempts to understand the Taliban have occasionally shaded into acts and gestures that strike some critics as a little too close for comfort. Just recently, reports surfaced of a tweet deleted from Bob Bergdahl’s Twitter account that directly addressed a Taliban spokesman. “I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners,” it read. “God will repay for the death of every Afghan child, ameen.”
  • Donald Trump goes mainstream

    05/31/2014 10:31:45 AM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 30, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    In fact, when it comes to primaries, the tea party-aligned Trump sounds a whole lot like GOP establishment leaders -- calling for pragmatism over purity -- rather than tea party groups. ...Maness is in the single digits while Rep. Bill Cassidy polls as the GOP frontrunner against Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.). "The Republicans have to win," Trump said. "I’m a very conservative person, but Republicans have to win."
  • US man finds lost mother in Amazon tribe (strangest story of the year!)

    05/26/2014 3:02:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    Ny Post ^ | May 24, 2014 | Maureen Czllahan
    “I didn’t want my friends to know that my mom’s a naked jungle woman eating tarantulas,” he says today. David’s mother, Yarima, is a member of the Yanomami tribe of Venezuela. In 1978, he (David's Father) was offered Yarima, who was then about 9 to 12. Good was 36. He saw no real problem. After David was born, Kenneth attempted to settle Yarima into modern American domesticity. In 1991, The whole family would return to the Amazon for a documentary. While there, Yarima told Kenneth she would not be going back to America.
  • Obama makes surprise visit to Afghanistan to visit troops

    05/25/2014 9:27:49 AM PDT · by Innovative · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 25, 2014 | Fox News
    President Obama has made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan this Memorial Day weekend, Fox News has learned.
  • The Dogs of War (Military dogs -- National Geographic)

    05/25/2014 2:28:58 AM PDT · by Innovative · 8 replies
    National Georgraphic ^ | June 2014 | Michael Paterniti
    Out in front of America’s troops, combat canines and their handlers lead the way onto the most dangerous battlefields on Earth. This is what a dog handler tries not to dwell on: the risk associated with the need to find bombs and with the possibility of missing one. At the height of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. military had a force of roughly 2,500 military working dogs (MWDs). Some have entered our national lexicon as heroes in their own right
  • Husband of Christian woman sentenced to death for faith says she won't convert (to Islam)

    05/25/2014 2:05:11 AM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24, 2014 | FoxNews
    An American citizen whose pregnant wife has been sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to renounce her Christian faith told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Friday that his wife is staying strong in her convictions despite her ordeal. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, whose Christian husband Daniel Wani holds American citizenship, has been held in a Sudanese prison along with her 20-month old son for more than three months. Wani said on “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” that when his wife’s ordeal began he went to the U.S. embassy and tried to report the case. However, he said...
  • Californians gripe about Obamacare enrollment snags, lack of doctors

    05/24/2014 3:09:45 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 23, 2014 | Chad Terhune
    Nearly 1,500 Californians have complained to state regulators in the last four months about their Obamacare coverage purchased through California's insurance exchange. Many consumers have also encountered difficulty finding a doctor who accepts their new coverage...
  • Blame Socialism, Not Shinseki (for VA scandal)

    05/24/2014 7:41:56 AM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 24, 2014 | Larry Kudlow
    The VA problem is not Shinseki; it's socialism. The Veterans Affairs health care system is completely government run. It is a pure single-payer program. National Review Editor Rich Lowry calls it "an island of socialism in American health care." He is right. I've been arguing this all week. For years, President Obama has been talking about fixing the VA. But he never stayed with it. And now he says he's angry and wants accountability. But he will never understand that the single-payer government-run system is the real problem. This VA scandal is a reminder that government-run single-payer health care does...
  • Barack Obama is a king, not a president

    05/22/2014 7:01:22 AM PDT · by Innovative · 58 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 22, 2014 | F. H. Buckley
    He makes and unmakes laws without the consent of Congress; he spends trillions of government dollars; and the greatest of decisions, whether to commit his country to war or lay down our arms, is made by him alone. His ability to reward friends and punish enemies exceeds anything seen in the past. He is rex quondam, rex futurus – the once and future king. All this should be alarming to Americans. Nothing is more central to the Founders’ Constitution than the idea that the centralization of political power in a single person is a threat to liberty.
  • Cops rescue dog trapped for 60 hours neck-deep in mud

    05/19/2014 10:56:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 17, 2014 | Victoria Taylor
    Dramatic photos and video show two police officers from Pennsylvania rescuing a distressed 13-year-old Australian Shepherd from a deep mud pit on May 9. Willistown Township Police Department had to use wooden boards to get close to Pluto, whose head was barely visible above the thick muck. Although Pluto still walks with a limp and his fur remains matted, the vet reassured Shorr that the canine is going to be fine.
  • Policing for Profit? Lawmakers, advocates raise alarm at growing gov’t power to seize property

    05/10/2014 5:26:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 9, 2014 | Barnini Chakraborty
    In civil forfeiture, authorities don’t have to prove guilt, file charges or obtain a conviction before seizing private property. Critics say it is a process ripe for abuse, and one which leaves citizens little means of fighting back. They said they wanted his Tewksbury, Mass., business – and the land it was on – because they suspected it was a hotbed for drug-dealing and prostitution. After a four-day trial, on Jan. 24, 2013, a federal judge in Boston dismissed the forfeiture action against the motel, ruling that the government engaged in “gross exaggeration” of the evidence and did not have...
  • Wobbly cat and the cattle dog

    05/09/2014 6:10:38 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    UK Mail Online ^ | May 7, 2014 | Sarah Griffiths
    Ralphee the kitten has a neurological disorder called feline cerebellar hypoplasia (CH), which causes her to walk in an unusual way She became friends with Max the cattle dog, who watches over her in their home in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Ralphee waggles her head, walks unsteadily and sometimes leaps around - but is not in pain and is as intelligent as other cats
  • Dog's Family Files $1 Million Lawsuit Against Vet Who Kept Pet Secretly Alive

    05/09/2014 5:57:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    NBCDFW.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | Frank Heinz
    In their lawsuit, Jamie and Marian Harris allege their vet, Millard Lucien "Lou" Tierce III, DVM, said he had discovered in an X-ray that the dog had a birth defect that could not be fixed. The couple, after consulting with the vet at his Camp Bowie Animal Clinic, determined the best course of action for their 170-pound Leonberger was euthanasia. Six months later, the couple was tipped off by a vet tech at Tierce's clinic that Sid was being kept alive, caged in deplorable conditions and being used for blood donations. In the lawsuit, the family said they immediately took...
  • Eating more fruit, veggies may cut stroke risk: Study

    05/09/2014 7:10:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Sun News Network ^ | May 9, 2014 | QMI Agendy
    Researchers at the Medical College of Qingdao University in Qingdao, China, saw a 32% decrease of stroke risk with every 200 grams of fruit consumed each day, and an 11% decrease for every 200 g of vegetables eaten daily. High fruit and vegetable intake can lower blood pressure and improve microvascular function, the researchers said in the study, which was published in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke.
  • For Obama, a renewed focus on climate

    05/04/2014 11:25:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2014 | Juliet Eilperin
    He is regularly briefed on scientific reports on the issue, including a national climate assessment that he will help showcase Tuesday. He is using his executive authority to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and other sources, and is moving ahead with stricter fuel-efficiency standards for the heaviest trucks. “He’s spending money, in my view, in the wrong place,” Duncan said in an interview. “He needs to be focused on the economy, and the balance has gotten out of hand.”